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Universal Avionics Tapped for Falcon 900B Retrofit

 - May 23, 2019, 2:31 AM

Universal Avionics (UA, Booth Z34), which is owned by Israel’s Elbit, will supply EFI-890R flight displays for a Dassault Falcon 900B. The installation is part of an upgrade program being carried out by Gestair in Madrid, Spain, based predominantly on UA equipment. Five EFI-890R flight displays will be fitted, including two primary flight displays and a central display showing engine information, storing up to 100 hours of engine data.

The retrofit package also includes UNS-1Fw SBAS-ready flight management system with five-inch control display units, an engine interface unit, UniLink UL-801 communications and management unit, solid-state data transfer unit, and dual radio control units.

Robert Clare, UA director of business aviation and OEM sales, said, “The Falcon 900B flight deck modernization effort with Gestair MRO is an affordable solution that replaces legacy avionic instruments. With new, reliable avionics, the operator can ‘future-proof’ the aircraft, taking advantage of the latest technologies such as Europe’s ATN B1 [Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1].”

Gestair MRO director Ricardo Tercero said that the package will make the aircraft compliant with mandates such as ADS-B Out and others for the Single European Sky (SES) program, “allowing the service life of the 900B to be extended.” He added that Gestair MRO is “investing in the update of infrastructure…and in equipment and solutions.”